Coffee on demand

The Voice Interactive Coffee Maker, from Hammacher Schlemmer lets you say when you want your coffee.

With just a few words, you can tell the Voice Interactive Coffee Maker when you want your coffee--without any need to mess around with buttons or settings. All you have to do is tell the coffee maker, "Set the coffee brewing time," along with the time you want your coffee. You can also control other settings by voice or switch the coffee pot over to manual mode if you'd rather use buttons. In order to get the coffee maker talking, you will need to press the "Talk" button.

In addition to taking voice commands, the Voice Interactive Coffee Maker is good at making coffee. It can brew up to 10 cups at once and is designed so that you can remove the carafe during the brewing process if you can't wait for your morning cup of coffee. The coffee maker uses a reusable plastic filter, designed to allow water to saturate the coffee grounds and brew rich cups of coffee. The filter is dishwasher-safe and eliminates the costs of reusable filters. The new features don't add anything to the size of the coffee maker: it fits comfortably on a kitchen counter and has a stainless steel housing that will look elegant in any kitchen. The Voice Interactive Coffee Maker is $99.95.

About the author

    Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.


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